2020 Z900RS Covert Green
Kawasaki 2020 Z900RS for Sale at Kawasaki Epping in Epping, VIC | Specifications and Review Information
Kawasaki makes a long-awaited entry into the retro category with the Z900RS. Conceived as an homage to the legendary Z1, it is powered by a liquid-cooled 948cc-class In-Line Four cylinder - an engine choice that makes the Z900RS unique in this category.
The Z900RS is a synthesis of the traditional and the modern. An engine with an In-Line Four configuration is backed by Kawasaki's latest rider support technology. Carefully crafted styling elements are complemented by high-tech features like LED lighting and digital instrumentation
Great pains were taken to achieve the right look and feel for the Z900RS. Each component meticulously selected and every setting carefully considered.
SYNCHRONOUS RIDE FEEL
The resultant stress-free riding is complemented by a crafted exhaust note that enriches the riding experience from the time the rider thumbs the ignition - features that will enable riders to enjoy their machine for many long years.
The Z900RSÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s refined character is reminiscent of the legendary Kawasaki bikes of yesteryear: it is happy to run at a leisurely pace, but is more than capable of accommodating more spirited riding should the mood arise.
KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL
Mode 1 prioritises maximum forward acceleration.
Mode 2 provides rider reassurance by facilitating smooth riding on slippery surfaces.
Riders may also elect to turn the system off.
CONSIDERED EXHAUST SYSTEM
Double-walled header pipes give the exhaust a more powerful appearance.
Clean lines flow from the header to the silencer.
A short megaphone silencer works to the Z900RSâ€™ retro sport style.
CONSIDERED EXHAUST SYSTEM
- Double-walled header pipes give the exhaust a more powerful appearance.
- Clean lines flow from the header to the silencer.
- A short megaphone silencer works to the Z900RSâ€™ retro sport style.
TUNED EXHAUST NOTE
- This the first time that Kawasaki has conducted sound research to craft a modelâ€™s ideal exhaust note.
- Designed to elicit rider response, the sound tuning focused on the engineâ€™s initial roar to life, idling and low-speed riding where the rider is best able to enjoy the exhaustâ€™s deep rumble.
ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH
When excessive engine braking occurs - as a result of quick downshifts - the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates reducing back-torque and controlling rear tyre hopping and skidding.
The rear shock features stepless rebound damping and stepless preload adjustability.
In keeping with its retro sport model character, the Z900RSâ€™ stance is relaxed. A product of Kawasakiâ€™s advanced analysis technology, the lightweight trellis frame had to be designed to work with slim teardrop fuel tank and offer a handling character optimal for enjoyable riding.
INVERTED FRONT FORKS
41mm inverted front forks provide excellent ride comfort and sporty handling. Response is unhurried, offering reassuring handling in riding situations ranging from in-town to winding roads.
The high-grade fork features compression (10-way) and rebound (12-way) damping adjustability as well as stepless preload adjustability, enabling precise settings to suit each rider.
RELAXED RIDING POSITION
The relationship between pegs, seat and handlebars was designed to enhance communication between rider and machine.
A blend of retro and modern design:
- Large Ã¸170 mm LED headlamp casts a bright, white light.
- Six chambers (four for low-beam, two for high-beam).
- Position lamps in the high-beam chambers ensure the whole lamp appears lit..
- Convex lens.
- Chromed headlamp ring.
- LED turn signals.
OVAL LED TAILLIGHT
The surface-emitting LED taillight lights up as a solid surface, creating a full, highly visible tail light.
The seat is slim at the front, enabling the rider to place their feet solidly on the ground.
The seat can be removed without tools, offering easy access to the battery, fuse box and tool kit.
At the front, 300 mm brake discs are gripped by opposed 4-piston radial-mount monobloc calipers.
The Z900RS has great brakes and ABS is standard fitment.
SPOKE-STYLE CAST WHEELS
Machining to build the spoke-style has created a wheel with great visual impact, that is also easy to keep shiny.
Dunlop GPR-300 tyres are a part of the package.
DUAL-DIAL INSTRUMENTATION WITH MULTI-FUNCTION LCD
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
The surface finishes on the Z900RS keep beckoning the rider to touch them, feel the quality and embrace the meticulous attention to detail the builders have put into their bike; attention to the smallest detail, carefully considered wire routing, and a clean fit-and-finish.
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four|
|Bore x Stroke||73.4 x 56.0 mm|
|Valve System||DOHC 16 valves|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection, 36 mm x 4 with sub throttles valves|
|Transmission||6-speed with Positive Neutral finder and Assist & Slipper Clutch|
|Frame||Trellis high tensile steel|
|Suspension - front||41 mm cartridge fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability|
|Suspension - rear||Horizontal Back-link with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability|
|Wheel travel - front||120 mm|
|Wheel travel - rear||140 mm|
|Brakes - front||Dual 300 mm semi-floating petal discs. Dual radial-mount monobloc opposed 4-piston calipers, ABS|
|Brakes - rear||Single 250 mm petal disc with single piston caliper, ABS|
|Tyre Size- front||120/70-ZR17 (58W)|
|Tyre Size- rear||180/55-ZR17 (73W)|
|L x W x H||2,100 x 865 x 1,050 mm|
|Ground Clearance||130 mm|
|Seat height||835 mm|
|Fuel capacity||17 litres|
|Curb Mass||214 kg (includes full fuel tank and all fluids at optimum levels)|
|Max Power||82.0 kW @ 8,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||98.5 N.m @ 6,500 rpm|
|Colour||Metallic Matte Covert Green with Flat Ebony|
|Warranty||24 Months Unlimited Kilometres|